Events

On this page we list events relevant to Equality and Inclusion, whether at the University, such as those held by the Staff Networks, in the wider Leeds area, or beyond. Know of an event which you think should be listed? Contact equality@leeds.ac.uk to let us know, and we can add it to our calendar.

For information on key religious dates, awareness raising dates, term dates and major national and international days of celebration or memorial, the Festivals and Events Calendar has been developed as a practical resource to use as a guide to support academic and wider event planning. Go to the Festivals and Events Calendar page.

Menopause for thought cafés are informal meet ups hosted monthly on Teams, which create time and a safe, respectful and confidential space to discuss the menopause. The cafés are open to everyone irrespective of age or gender and no one is advised to follow any particular course of action in them. The next Meno-Pause for…
Our students and staff from the Muslim faith will be observing the month of Ramadan over the period 12 April – 11 May 2021.  Our students and staff from the Muslim faith will be observing the month of Ramadan (a period of fasting) this year over the period 12 April – 11 May 2021. The exact…

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Wednesday 31 March 2021 marks Trans Day of Visibility (TDoV), which takes place every year to celebrate trans and non-binary people, and raise awareness of discrimination faced by trans people worldwide. The day is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments and victories of transgender and gender non-conforming people while raising awareness of the work that is…
Women of Achievement Awards ceremony 2021 The Women of Achievement Awards support the University’s Equality and Inclusion Framework objectives towards the recruitment, retention and advancement of women across the University. This year we are especially pleased that Professor Simone Buitendijk, our Vice-Chancellor, will give a welcome and introduction to the award ceremony, which will be…
Officially marked on Monday 8 March, celebrations and events will be virtually showcased all week to mark this event. Look out for this year’s theme of #ChooseToChallenge which will be used across all sectors to promote the day. We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality and we can all…
February is LGBT+ History Month, and the theme for 2021 is ‘Body, Mind and Spirit’. LGBT+ History Month is a month long celebration of LGBT+ history, and the history of gay rights and related civil rights movements.  It takes place every February in the UK, and aims to promote and celebrate equality and diversity.  The…
The third International LGBTQ+ People in STEM Day takes place on 18 November 2020. External Events Creating Paths to Inclusion in STEM Date: Wednesday, 4 November 2020 Time: 13:00-14:00 About: Join STEM Equals as they talk about their four year research and impact project focused on creating more inclusive STEM communities for women and LGBT…
UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) is an annual event focused on the history of disabled people’s fight for equality and human rights. The theme this year is Access: How far have we come? How far have we to go? UKDHM 2020 will take place from the evening of 18 November until Friday 18 December. The…
Inter Faith Week takes place from Sunday 8 – Sunday 15 November and it provides an opportunity to strengthen relationships and understanding between people of different faiths and beliefs. This awareness week intends to create increased understanding of the diversity of faith communities in the UK, and celebrate their contribution to society. Inter faith cooperation and…
October marks Black History Month in the UK, the annual celebration and acknowledgement of the history, achievements and contributions that people of African and Caribbean backgrounds have made to this country over many generations. The aim of Black History Month is to promote knowledge, understanding and an awareness of Black History. Events A series of…
Contents of this page: Introduction University of Leeds Events Black History Walks Support and Resources for Staff and Students   Introduction  Celebrate everyday inclusion in all its forms during this year’s National Inclusion Week (NIW) which takes place between 28 September – 4 October. It’s a chance to share and promote inspiring inclusion practices and…
23 September is Bi Visibility Day. The date was first marked in 1999, and aims to celebrate the bi community, its culture, history and norms. It also aims to provide a platform to the bi community and their supporters and to bring global attention to the social, economic and cultural prejudices and challenges faced by…